If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that over the course of this year I have been involved with helping prepare one of my closest friends, Matthew Anneccharico, for his wedding.
You may recognize him from a couple of posts on the site, including the Style Upgrade with his beautiful daughter, Sophia, and more recently the Johnnie Walker groomsmen tasting I held for him back in September.
As his best man, I was truly honored when he asked me to join him on his special day. I accepted it as a challenge and like any guy who hasn’t been in this position before, I took to the internet for answers. Whether it was choosing colours with him and his bride or writing a speech that was both funny and sentimental, I had a ton of fun along the way.
As the menswear enthusiast of the group, I was also assigned to dress both Matt and his 11 groomsmen. Being such a large group with varying body shapes, I knew I had to find a brand that would not only be stylish, but also draped well on each of the guys. Before long, I thought of one of my long-time partners and dear friends at RW&CO. The selection there is not only vast, but very cost efficient.As the bridesmaids were wearing aubergine-coloured gowns, I knew that our ties and suits had to compliment them. After various trips to RW&CO.’s Yorkdale and Eaton’s Centre locations, we finally made our decision.
I decided on a heather grey two-piece suit with a contrasting glen check vest. For the shirts, we went with a clean white cuff link shirt and accessorized them with aubergine-coloured bowties and burgundy polka dotted pocket squares.
As for Matt, I wanted to go classic and sophisticated. For this reason, I gifted him in a black peaked lapelled tuxedo, a while tuxedo shirt with black buttons, a black silk bow tie, a clean white pocket square, and black patent lace ups. The look on Matt’s face when I put it all together at the hotel room the night before is one I will never forget.